Cold Header Machine Operator

Cold Heading Company
October 29, 2020
Fremont, Indiana
Job Type


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setup and operate a variety of cold heading machines to produce quality products of any complexity.
  • Plan and perform close tolerance setups with little or no assistance.
  • Ability to setup repetitive jobs requiring close tolerance.
  • Select feeds, speeds, cams, tooling, etc. for most economical production rate of the machine.
  • Use scales, micrometers, dial indicators and fixed gages to check and gage work.
  • Adapt or modify tooling to meet gage work.
  • Lubricate and make adjustments or repairs to maintain equipment.
  • Acid etch samples from machine using microscope to check for non-conformance.
  • Starts machine, observes operation, and inspects first run and sample work piece to ensure machining conforms to specifications.
  • Review the work and assist other operators as necessary to ensure proper work instructions and quality procedures are being followed.
  • Work with engineering and/or maintenance to resolve specific machine, tooling, setup problems that may arise.
  • Must work overtime as directed by supervisor to meet customer and schedule demands. Also, may be required to change shifts based on business needs.
  • Must comply with all applicable Quality System procedures and OSHA regulations.

Education and/or Experience (Preferred)

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Must have the ability to perform all essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned to fulfill position or division objectives.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  •  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequent work with lightweight parts, occasionally lifting heavy bars, racks and pans, up to 50 lbs. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to cold and hot temperatures in a warehouse environment.
  • Constant exposure to noise, oil, spray from machines, handling hot parts, vibration, fumes, heat dirt and dust to varying degrees.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Cold Heading Company is known for our footprint of strength, success and longevity in the automotive industry. Since 1912, one year before Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly lines in his Highland Park, Michigan plant, the Cold Heading Company has been a trusted source for cold-formed fasteners. From the earliest mass-produced automobiles to the most modern powertrain, braking, assembly, and safety system applications; our brand is a recognized fixture of international manufacturing.

Our employees enjoy Competitive Salary opportunities, Bonus Opportunities, Medical Dental and Prescription benefits, Company Paid Life Insurance, 401(k) with company matching, as well as company paid Career Advancement Training.



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